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Is it der, die oder das Festplatte?


The correct article in German of Festplatte is die. So it is die Festplatte! (nominative case)

The word Festplatte is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Festplatte?

How does the declension of Festplatte work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative die Festplatte die Festplatten
Genitive der Festplatte der Festplatten
Dative der Festplatte den Festplatten
Akkusative die Festplatte die Festplatten

What is the meaning of Festplatte in German?

Festplatte is defined as:

[1] Hardware, IT: magnetic storage medium in which data is stored on rotating disks made of a rigid material; Short form of hard disk drive

[1] Hardware, IT: magnetisches Speichermedium, bei dem Daten auf rotierenden Scheiben aus einem starren Material gespeichert werden; Kurzform von Festplattenlaufwerk

How to use Festplatte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Festplatte with translations in English.

[1] Moderne Festplatten haben Kapazitäten von über einem Terabyte.

[1] Modern hard drives have capacities of over one terabyte.

[1] „Unter dem Namen PiDrive kündigt Western Digital eine eigene Festplatte für den 35-Dollar-Computer an.“[1]

[1] "Western Digital has announced its own hard drive for the $ 35 computer under the name PiDrive." [1]

[1] „Die Rede ist von der perfiden Sorte Schadsoftware, die Daten auf der Festplatte verschlüsselt; anschliessend wird für die Freischaltung vom Benutzer ein Lösegeld (engl. ransom) gefordert, meist in der Kryptowährung Bitcoin.“[2]

[1] "We are talking about the perfidious kind of malware, the data on the hard drive is encrypted

How do you pronounce Festplatte?

Festplatte (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Festplatte

[1] Blick ins Innere einer Festplatte
[1] Blick ins Innere einer Festplatte

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